October 28, 2008

to the only one who can make me smile: i don't know what i would have done without you.

and to the only one who can make me cry: how i wish you'd get back to making me smile.

and to the one who makes me do both: please, please go away.

October 25, 2008

certificate of completion

आधे अधूरे ख्वाबों की
आधे अधूरी सी नींद को
पूरी करने को किसी की
आधी अधूरी हंसी काफी है
फिर पूरे हुए ख्वाबों से
कुछ जुड़ते पूरे रिश्तों से
पूरी होगी बिखरी ज़िन्दगी
पूरी होगी आधी अधूरी हंसी

October 22, 2008


छुटकी सी पतंग
सतरंगी खुशियों से
उजली किरणें बनाती
अँधियारा भगाती
खुले आसमान में
सपनों पे उड़ जाती है

नन्ही सी खुशी
बावली बातों से
उलझी भवें सुलझाती
ख़ुद से गुनगुनाती
बिन कुछ कहे
कहानियाँ गढ़ जाती है

आ जा मैं हवाओं पे
बिठा के ले चलूँ
तू ही तो मेरी दोस्त है
आ जा तेरे सपनों को
आसमान देता चलूँ
तू ही तो मेरी दोस्त है

[inspired from tu hi to meri dost hai from the movie yuvvraaj. written for C - Bhai and best friend]

October 21, 2008

ends justify the means

prof to class: you can take the horse to the water but you can't force him to take it in.

naween: sir, saline??



night out. followed by breakfast. where i had coffee. and asked for extra sugar. and it reminded me of something.

when i go home, mummy makes some things for me. but every time i enter the kitchen, i come out with sugar in my mouth [:D]!! and mummy goes almost mad seeing me preferring sugar over all that she might have made.

i have even mishti doi with sugar [:D]

October 18, 2008

and the beast lies within. sleeping. patient. waiting. all i can do is buy time. do everything i can to stop it. and i make a deal with it. i'll try to be good. but sometimes i wonder if he's having the last laugh. me being 'good' to pacify him. and i'm torn. who's the real 'me'? the beast or the one who's good?

it ain't easy being superman.

anticipatory bail

i love you.




just an okay??

so what do you want?

do you know the amount of thought and courage that went behind that statement?

it isn't as if i don't know that you love me.

you know??

oh! come on!! the doting fool that you've been - it couldn't have been anything other than love.

so you've just been enjoying the attention all along??

while i had the chance, yes.

you could at least have told me!

what! and miss all that entertainment and attention?

so you don't love me?

now when did i say that?



so you love me?

of course i do.

then why didn't you tell me?

coz i was waiting for you to get sure about your love.

and what about your love?

if you had taken some time out of the crazy world you inhabit, you'd have seen that i've been sure right from the start.


i love you too.

तुम जो नहीं हो तो क्या
बातें तो रुकती नहीं
तुमसे ही कहता हूँ
सपने सभी
ढूंढें तुझको मेरी हकीकत की ज़मीन
पर तुम नहीं

आँखें बंद कर लूँ जो मैं
देखूं बस तुम्हे
ख्वाबों में ही कह सकता हूँ
अपना तुम्हे
रहने दे मेरा ये वहम पे ही यकीन
ना जा कहीं

[half-lifted from naa jaa - euphoria]

October 17, 2008

vote for congress!!

hand-i-work of a managerial ethics class.

in the upper left corner i was trying to compare the lengths of my thumb and forefinger.


October 15, 2008


all the symbols we know
might all be just cymbals
playing a music very different
from what we actually hear

October 13, 2008

seven sins redefined for chocolate

  1. LUST: you shall not crave for anything more than chocolate. any proclamations of love towards other food items shall always be prefixed by your devotion to chocolate.
  2. GLUTTONY: you shalt not think about petty matters like inches of waist or kilograms of weight while consuming chocolate. the only thing limiting the intake of chocolate shall be the physical capacity of your stomach.
  3. GREED: you shall be considered to have sinned if you shall not start salivating on sight of any chocolate item - be it someone else's plate or a bakery window.
  4. SLOTH: no distances or difficulties, no matter how large or worrisome shall stop you from fulfilling your urge for chocolate once it arises.
  5. WRATH: the one who takes a bite out of your chocolate pastry or a spoonful of your chocolate ice-cream shall incur your wrath in its most ferocious form.
  6. ENVY: you shall envy every chocolate-eater till you've had an equal, if not more, amount.
  7. PRIDE: every time you glow in satisfaction after consuming chocolate, you shall not take pride in this but shall strive to make this a more frequent occurrence
[written under the influence of a choc-a-vloc and a hot choco latte]

October 12, 2008


कल तुमसे कहते कहते
रुक गई थी कहीं जुबां
कहना था जरूरी कुछ
शब्दों के ना मिले निशान

कहना था कि बस तुम
जाना नहीं अब कहीं
कि कभी आंसू छलकें
तुम चली आना वहीँ
कहना था कि जब तुम
गुम हो जाती हो कहीं
ज़िन्दगी बस रुकी-थमी
रोती रहती है वहीँ
कहना था कि चाहूँ मैं
छुपा लूँ तुमको कहीं
जब हो तुम्हारी खुशी
हंसूं मैं भी बस वहीं

तुम रहो तो कुछ बातें
बिन कहे ही कानों में
तुम सुनो तो ये रातें
कट जाए बस बातों में

तुम हो तो गाता है दिल
तुम नहीं तो गीत कहाँ
तुम हो तो है सब हासिल
तुम नहीं तो क्या है यहाँ

तुमको है मांगती ये जिंदगी

[lifted from the song tum ho to from rock on!!]

October 11, 2008

tit for tat

you know, i could love you.

so what's stopping you?

umm.. i don't know what you feel for me.

so.. you mean to say.. that if i said i don't love you, you'd move on.


you wouldn't try harder?

i might. but i won't tell you that now, will i?


so what do you say?

say about what?

about this whole "i could love you" thing?

you know, i could love you too.

October 9, 2008

twinkle twinkle - desi version :P

टिमटिम करता छोटा तारा
हीरे-मोती सा चमकता प्यारा
दूर आसमान में कहीं
समझ में आता नही

जब सूरज की ख़त्म होती पारी
अँधेरी हो जाती दुनिया ये सारी
तब सारी रात वो जागे
बुनते कुछ रौशनी के धागे

राही जब भूले राहों में अँधेरी
सराहे छोटी उजली मुस्कान तेरी
तू नही होता गर आकाश में
भूला रहता वो राह की तलाश में

नीले आसमान का वो रहने वाला
कभी मेरी खिड़की से झांके मतवाला
जाने सूरज का इंतज़ार कर
कैसे जागे रात रात भर

नन्ही सी प्यारी मुस्कान वाला
अंधेरे में पथिक का रखवाला
मुझको है सबसे प्यारा
टिमटिम करता छोटा तारा

here's the original:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark,—
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.


10:10 in binary is equal to 10.

which reminds me of a t-shirt slogan i saw somewhere: there are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.


my two most favorite scenes in tzp:

one: when nikumbh goes to ishan's house and sees all the paintings he had made

two: when ishan sees the painting nikumbh makes for him at the art competition.

October 8, 2008

romeo must die

i miss you. a lot.

why are you telling me all this?

coz you are the only one i can tell this to.

are you accusing me of leaving you?

no. and you know that.

but you'll have to let me go.

but i already have.

no, you haven't. or you wouldn't have said that first sentence.

but i really miss you.

there you go again.

i don't talk to you or write to you. isn't that letting go?

not until you stop thinking of me.

i'm only human.

but you'll have to understand that no matter what, i'm not going to return.

i don't think anyone knows that fact better than i do. not even you.

so why are you doing this to yourself ?

i don't know.

or may be you don't want to know.

does that make a difference?

it doesn't.

nothing can change the fact that i miss you.

i know.

October 5, 2008


the music directors must really be hard-pressed for time. that's why they come up with remixes. but what they don't cut on is ingenuity in (re)naming them. while you'll regularly come across lounge and club remixes, sometimes these people go out of their way to lure the buyer into believing that there's something genuinely different in the remix. here are a few examples:

badmash launde - blasted remix
mannata - lover's paradise remix
what's up my bro - cruiser remix

roadside romeo
main hoon romeo - roadside remix
choo le na - moonlight club

golmaal returns
vacancy - kilogram

hey ya - house mix

hari om hari om - electro mix

oop cha- fare play mix

ankhon se khwab rooth kar - ambient mix

de taali
hone lagi - jump into bed mix
de taali - clap trap mix

don't know why, but i really hate remixes.


साथ बैठें ज़रा देर तो
हाथ थामें रहें
और कुछ ना कहें
कुछ सपने मैं दिखाऊँ
कुछ हम तुम
बुनते रहें
कल की और कल की
बातें सारी ये आँखें
चुपचाप गहें
रात के अंधेरे में
तेरी रौशनी में
खोये रहें हम
कि चाँद भी
कुछ मुस्करा कर
हमसे शरमाये
और फ़िर सुबह
सपनों से जागी आंखें
बस तुम्हे देखा करें

[partly liifted from the title song of fiza]